As with Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things Part 1, this audience has no idea what they're in for—but what they do
know is that, right before their arrival, the previous audience attended Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things
"I'm so exhausted from that first show we did," Oprah says, playing along for the crowd. "Were you really ticked off—be honest—when you saw people leaving with their loot?"
An Outraged Audience Member
"I was pissed!" one woman says from the audience.
"Everyone else is saying no," Oprah tells her.
"They're lying," the woman responds. "That was a heroes show, this is a heroes show...we all deserve it."
Suddenly, an ornament topples down the stairs. "What's this?" Oprah says, picking it up. "I've got a leftover ornament. ... Actually, it's beginning to look a lot like...favorite things!"
Watch Oprah's big surprise unfold
Oprah announces that she's giving away some of her favorite things again! The stage instantly transforms from an empty platform with two black chairs into a winter wonderland decorated with whites, creams, golds—and gifts.
The audience, which is made up of Oprah Show Ultimate Viewers
and people who've given back to others, goes wild!
"I got you!" Oprah says to the stunned audience. "I played y'all like a fiddle. That was good."
The show kicks off with Oprah's number-one favorite thing ever. "I know it's wrong to be in love with a thing," she says. "But, from our very first moment together, I knew it had stolen my heart." As music begins to play, an iPad (with angel wings!) drops down from the ceiling.
Ernie the Keebler elf and his helpers arrive to spread some holiday cheer and pass out a few of Oprah's Favorite Things
to the excited audience.
To reveal the gift that Oprah says will have people "dancing for joy," the Sugarplum Fairy and Nutcracker Prince from Chicago's Joffrey Ballet dance across the stage holding a mysterious package—a pebbled leather Pottery Barn jewelry box that contains diamond earrings by Dana Rebecca Designs.
The legendary Johnny Mathis and Josh Groban surprise the audience with an enchanting Christmas duet. "I have to say, this was my dream wish," Oprah says to the singers. "Thank you both for making it happen."
It's time for the final gift—the stage parts to reveal a red Volkswagen Beetle driven by Santa Claus while Oprah sits in the passenger's seat. "Calm down—it's not what you think," Oprah says to the audience as she gets out of the car. "I wanted to give one of these to you, but VW said no. They did. They said: 'Sorry, Oprah, we cannot give everybody this Beetle. But maybe we can do one better...'"
A large white-and-gold present appears on stage, and when the panels drop, they reveal the silhouette of a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle!
For only the second time in Volkswagen history, the iconic Beetle has been totally redesigned. The project is top-secret, but VW agreed to give the audience a sneak peek of the sporty new car they'll be receiving in May 2011.
After Oprah's reveals her final favorite thing and passes out VW keys, there's screaming, hugging, crying, jumping and laughing, all at once.
Get the complete list of Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things for 2010
Published on November 22, 2010